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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 01:22 PM
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Violent crimes involving guns decrease in Dayton (not due to "more guns")
http://m.daytondailynews.com/dayton/db_101691/contentde...

DAYTON A drastic reduction in the number of gang-related homicides and a decrease in the number of violent crimes involving guns is being attributed to the 2 year project called Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence.

The number of gun crimes in Dayton year-to-date is the lowest of the past five years as is the number of gun crimes with injury and area gang-related, or group-member-involved, homicides have decreased from 15 in 2008 to five in 2010. So far in 2011 there have been four such incidents, said Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.

But even with the successes, the group is seeing an increasingly mobile population of offenders whose use of cellphones and the Internet allow them much farther reach.

Theyre getting smart, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said. They know where the heats at and theyre starting to spread out.

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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 01:31 PM
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1. Gun ownership increased also in this time period. Crime has reduced dramatically in
places all over the united states
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 01:31 PM
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2. You mean one town is actually targetting the gang problem instead of law-abiding gun-owners?
And its proving effective?

Who would have thunk?
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 03:40 PM
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3. I have always said that we need to stop harassing honest gun owners ...
with more restrictions, registration and bans. We need to concentrate on the problem with is the CRIMINAL misuse of firearms.

There is no doubt that gang related violence is a major contributor to the violent crime rate in our nation. Targeting criminal gangs is logical and far more effective than another useless assault weapons ban.
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Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 11:02 PM
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5. Agree with you on criminals -- but we need to target firearms in public by all.
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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:45 AM
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6. As soon as you disarm all the criminals
All of my guns will live pampered lives on the target range.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 04:55 PM
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4. Wow, you've actually stumbled onto some common ground.
If you spent half the effort targeting gun-wielding criminals that you put into demonizing the lawful and nonviolent, you might get more accomplished. :)
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